Tag Archives: aging

DNA Testing Companies Offer Telomere Testing—But What Does It Tell You About Aging and Disease Risk?

Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh and Elise Fouquerel, Thomas Jefferson University Over the past few years direct-to-consumer genetic tests that extract information from DNA in your chromosomes have become popular. Through a simple cheek swab, saliva collection or finger prick, companies offer the possibility of learning more about your family tree, ancestry, or risk of… Read More »

Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging

The latest study to explore the impact of fasting on the human body concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits. A recent study takes a look at how fasting influences metabolism. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help certain people lose weight. Although researchers are… Read More »